Monsanto Canada’s “Imagine a Better House” community curling club improvement program is back for another year with enhanced funding of $45,000 in cash awards available to rural-based curling clubs in Western Canada who need a hand to improve their clubs.
The “Imagine a Better House” community curling club program gives rural-based curling clubs in Western Canada the opportunity to secure funding to undertake development or improvement projects at their local curling club.
A total of 14 cash prizes will be awarded in 2011 – a grand prize of $10,000, along with three second-place prizes of $5,000 and 10 third-place prizes of $2,000. Entries close Jan. 31, 2011. All winners will be notified and announced publicly in late February.
Cash prizes can be used for anything from building improvements, to new equipment or scoreboards or maybe even a special event to support and promote the sport of curling at the local rink. The most common challenges faced by local clubs last year related to building enhancements or repairs or upgrades of equipment to improve the quality of ice within the facility.
Interested clubs can apply online at www.monsanto.ca.
Over the past three years, Monsanto has provided over $190,000 in cash awards to 70 different rural community clubs across the Prairies. Last year’s grand-prize winner was the 150-member Moosomin Curling Club in Moosomin, Saskatchewan.